Lake Pedder Lodge out at Strathgordon just had a 1 year “birthday” over the weekend. Part of the festivities included great discounts on activities such as kayaking, abseiling and a helicopter flight over the lake.
Lake Pedder Aerial Photos
Having never flown above Tasmania (apart from major flights out of the state of course!) I couldn’t resist the chance to get up in the air and grab some shots of the rugged south west wilderness. Par Avion had a helicopter on stand by and given the amazing weather on Sunday it was a no-brainer. It was a short ride (10 mins) but a great taste of aerial photography… Here are some pics from the day
Having never shot aerial photos before it was a fantastic opportunity and gets me thinking about other parts of the state where sightseeing flights are operating… watch this space
I am a rather late convert to the variable ISO shooting mode (TAv) which I again used for this session. Basically it is M mode but with auto ISO. Like any other priority mode you can also use Exposure Compensation so it is incredibly useful. For this shoot I dialled in a fast shutter and a wide aperture, and let the ISO roam as the angles changed. Given it was the middle of the day a really high ISO wasn’t needed anyway, but it is a very practical way of shooting and now that I’m used to it it’s funny I have gone this long without embracing it!